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preparable the irreppressableible bill clinton talking about don't worry about hillary. she had a little health problem here but she has bounced back. he said she is one strong mama. >> she has always been very very healthy and she has very low blood pressure, standing heart beat. i tell her she has time to have three more husbands after me. >> great. this sounds like it will be a little family joke as she fires back at him, too. >> whenever i am stubborn about something in my constant quest for self improvement, she refers to me as her first husband. >> so funny. >> my first husband. >> she is now, i mean, you know we've always thought of bill clinton as a rock star and he is, but she is getting up close to maybe even surpassed him. at the gold even globes the other night, when he was there, the two hosts, amy poehler and tina fey said, do you know who that was? that was hillary clinton's husband. >> that was his husband, called him bill rodham clinton. >> i think she may have surpassed him. you know, i think what he is indicating there is we haven't se
. this comes as former president bill clinton at a private meeting was warning fellow democrats about dismissing progun arguments. he said that could be very counter productive for democrats. interesting mix here. byron york joins me now. chief political correspondent for the washington examiner. good to have you with us. >> good morning, mar that are. >> an interesting comparison. if you less ton what the president has been -- if you you listen to what the president has been saying lately he has been really putting gun owners on the defense eastbound. when you look at the numbers the nra in the country is more popular than the president right now. >> sure is. i think it is important to remember in these fights between the two that people have been members of the nra and supporters of the nra for longer than barack obama has been a politician, much less the president. and i should say also that in this fox news poll people had a more favorable impression of the nra not only than president obama but also the democratic or republican parties. there s a pretty deep reservoir of goodwill
for bill clinton, would work on the major speeches up to the last minute. i understand that president obama has some of those tendencies as well. this is such a big moment for the president that he has to make sure he fine tunes it. it is his voice. speech writers can give him a great draft but i think at this moment he's putting his final touches on it himself. host: we've been talking this morning about second inaugural addresses and a lot of references to lincoln's second saturday much more famous than his first address but that is the exception. guest: i suppose it is. there aren't a lot of inaugural addresses out there. but lincoln's definitely stands out. i'm trying to think offhand whose president's second inaugural address resinated more than the first. possibly my president, george bush. because it was such a different picture at the second term than at the beginning of his first. host: both of you bush, 43, president blin's second inaugural address was longer than the first. guest: yes, we had quite a challenge with president clinton. as most people know, he tends to like to speak
in contrast to a bill clinton or some of others. but even the president who is come in with very high ratings usually tend to plun nj the second term. twigt eisenhower, one of the most popular presidents ever in american history, by 1957 late and 15958, his ratings were down to about 40%, which was very low in those days. in a way it's an index to the fact the second term president is doing well because you want to see him spending political capital. if he leaves really popular, it may mean he hasn't done enough. >> since world war ii only presidents reagan and clinton went up in popularity? >> indeed. >> a hard act to follow and statistically you're not looking at necessarily more popularity. >> absolutely. >> people come in for a second term and think, okay, now i can relax, i don't have to campaign anymore and i can go do my business. the problem is they are focused on their legacy and things always go wrong in the second term. always, always, always. there's not a president you can mention. they have to sort of stay stay on their toes. they can't relax and just say this is my second term,
, president obama held fewer news conferences than george w. bush or bill clinton. over four years the president held 79 such briefings, that is ten fewer than mr. bush and 54 fewer than president clinton. >>> starting this weekend, president obama's limousine will carry license plates with the phrase taxation without representation. it's a protest over the district of colombia not having voting representatives in congress. president clinton used the plates but george w. bush chose to use a different design without the protest phrase. >>> white house is changing the signature threshold from 25,000 to 100,000 for official responses to petitions on the website. not a bad move. it comes after a request that government build a star wars like death star that got enough signatures for an official white house response. >>> and in utah, george burnett, a pro oil activist and small business owner known as the i love drilling guy is using his new smoothy shop to take a stand against liberal spending. he charges liberals $1 more for than conservatives for a 16 ounce smoothy. >> i'm very open
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of where george w. bush was in 2005 but seven points behind bill clinton. >> ronald reagan had the same rating as bill clinton at 62% and richard nixon was down to 51% in 1973. both lyndon johnson and dwight eisenhower topped everyone here, they reached the low 70s. they were at 71% and 73% respentively. >> that's pretty impressive. >> those numbers would never exit tod exist today. >>> thousands of people are starting to descend this morning. >> never too early to get ready. this morning, though, we'll look past the oath of office to the next four years. the issues, the plans, the prospects. as joe johns reports, some of the most notorious scandals also happened in the second term. >> reporter: president obama has high hopes for the next four years. >> i intend to carry out the agenda that i campaigned on. >> reporter: if he wants to reach that goal, history says a second-term president has got to move fast. >> power does seep away from the presidency very quickly in the second term. >> second term presidents and their congresses have two different clocks and the president's clock is n
of the united states, the ex-president, bill clinton. he enjoys the party. he loves it. >> you can't get anybody better than the ex-president to plug for "lincoln." i love what amy poehler said afterwards, we loved it. really lays the ground work for 2016. >> it does. and you can tell the momentum is starting to get there. he was there to introduce "lincoln" it fit. and the other moment everyone is going to be talking about this, jodie foster's speech. she won the big award last night, but it was a rambling speech and she made something official that had been rumored about a long time. >> she said afterward she made her coming out announcement 1,000 years ago. it was the worst kept secret in hollywood. she talked about her life and privacy and really coming strong about people having privacy just because they're public figures doesn't mean you have access or the right to go into the private life. >> every celebrity is expected to honor their private life with a fragrance and tv show. you know, you guys might be surprised, but i am not honey boo-boo child. >> it was interesting. because she talke
model for him would be bill clinton's inaugural address, or ronald reagan's second inaugural. both of those were similar kinds of political environments. congress was in the hands of the other party. or one house was, at least. and each of them was very gracious towards the other party. reached out, said things about the goodwill of the other party. >> the difference there is reagan could look back and talk about how the republicans worked with democrats to fix social security, bill clinton could look back and talk about the deficit reduction plan. other things they had done a little bit together. it's harder for president obama to do that because there's been so much polarization. >> polarization has been on both sides. it would be a good step for the president, i actually don't expect him to take it. to try to put that behind, to have at least a rhetorical frame for being more enveloping. obviously in the last few days, last week or so, he hasn't taken that tact. he's, he had his press conference about a week ago. he's had some, they've floated some stories about how they're goin
bill clinton wanted al gore to win. barack obama doesn't have that. the two front runners or maybe three, but two within his administration, whether bide own runs probably hinges on whether hilary runs. that doesn't seem to be an extension of what he does today. is that right? >> i think that's wrong. i have my own take on it. i have my own system to predicting elections. it's called the dees the white house. and it's how well think party holding the white house has governed, whether or not the sitting president is running again. so if barack obama wants to extend -- which is very difficult, have three democratic presidents in a row, it is all going to depend on his success in governing and leading the country. if he is success, and comes out as a very popular president who has achieved something, then there's an excellent chance that the democrats are capture another term in the white house. if he doesn't. if he leaves as a failed president like george w. bush, then we'll get a change in party power in 2016 and this is true regardless of the identity of the
bush's second inaugural. she also covered 2001, the first bush inaugural. it was 1997, the bill clinton second inaugural. it was 1993, the first bill clinton inaugural. she was there also in 1989 when george bush, the elder took over. she was there in 1985, president reagan's re-election. she was there in 1981, the first reagan inaugural. that's andrea mitchell. if i end up doing these for as long as andrea mitchell has done these, i will be covering every inauguration from now until 2041, by which time i will be coming to you, presumably, as a hologram. so help me god. second inaugural, as opposed to a first inaugural when one president is leaving and another is starting, and we're covering a second inauguration, like we will be this year there's something different. governing is already under way. the president has started some things that he intends to finish in his second term. sort of a sense of continuity, well informed expectation about what kind of president this is going to be and where he is likely to go. when president obama was inaugurated. first time, there was none of that
of advantages. plus, he is not the only politician to fall from grace and rebuild his image. bill clinton comes to mind. if he does, he will be a presidential candidate in 2016. there's a lot on the line for mark sanford. >> no way. >> wait and see. i'm saying if he wins the congressional race, it will draw a line in the sand on the most embarrassing political in south carolina history in 20 years. >> it sounds like you think he can win this thing. it sounds like you think he has more advantages than disadvantages. >> yeah, craig, you know, he -- if you look at his record of a conservative governor and in congress, one of the big questions will be, first, mark, what have you done since you left office, second, what did you do while you were a congressman and third, he has got to answer, one of after another the affair, the hypocritical way that he handled it and at the end of the day, he has a tremendous chance, name i.d., and south carolinans, they are forgiving people, but he has ten competitors and they will not like him during the race. he is the known commodity here that he demands a natio
that happened was with bill clinton. we will share with you some thoughts by jerry is joining us from detroit on the democrats' line, good morning. caller: what makes this inauguration so much more significant that it is taking place on martin luther king jr. birthday. dr. king was certainly a hero of mine and certainly to president obama. and certainly to anyone who believes in equality and social justice. host: on the republican line, steve is joining us from virginia, good morning. caller: is important to look at what has been accomplished in the first four years. the values the -- the value of united states dollar has been reduced by 50% and the value of gold has gone up. everybody on welfare has half as much money to use and all the contributors have golden safety deposit boxes. the rich got richer, and the poor have gotten poorer, let's hope the second term as a little bit more appropriate. host: thanks for the call. from "the national journal "-- the richard nixon inaugurals parade a pesticide to get rid of pigeons. calvin coolidge was sworn in by his own father and ulysses s. grant wa
with an approval rating of 55 points ahead, but seven points behind bill clinton, who was up to 62% in 1997. with that kind of support, does he still need to reach out to the rest of the country? >> he absolutely does. he has four years of governing ahead of him and he has a legacy to build. these next four years are incredibly important for what barack obama, president obama is going to stand for in history. i agree with maria, it has to be about unity. tomorrow is a day for lofty rhetoric. not a day for details or policy specifics. it's a day to bring us together to make us all feel american and celebrate democracy. you know what i think he's going to try to be? memorable. very few memorable state of the inaugural addresses. i think he is going to shoot for that memory tomorrow. >> a lot of democrats in town and a lot of the parties today, tomorrow, will be democrats. what do you do if you're a republican this weekend? what is the right way to behave today, tomorrow and then going forward, do you think? >> watch it on tv and eat ice cream. >> eat bonbons on the couch. >> dump your thumb i
bill clinton making an appearance to introduce "lincoln." >> bill clinton makes an appearance everywhere. i love bill clinton. >> the guy has limitless energy. >> absolutely. >> what a coup for been affleck, stubbed by the economy. "argueo "argo" got best flick. big shocker at the academy. >> usually these golden globes give you some sort of an education as to where the oscars are going to go, especially in best director. ben affleck wasn't even nominated. you can't look at the golden globes as any kind of indicator this year. >> i would like to see ben affleck getting acco lates he deserves. mat damien got most of the credit out of the movie, the first movie they made, "good will hunting" but ben affleck was his partner in making that movie. >> he makes me crazy as an actor. he is a wapitiastic director. he is a really really really good director. >> he not om directed -- not only act but directed. >> in argo. >> we will be joined by amanda turkel from huffington post. john lowey from the brady center to prevent gun violence, the issue of the
decided not to do it. bill clinton used that license plate. symbolically it's an important move for people who live in washington. at the end of the day, it doesn't really change the status of washingtonians who feel they are taxed without being represented in d.c. but symbolically, something that washingtonians were looking for and he's delivering on that, made some people happy yesterday. >> carrie, great to see you. thank you. >> thanks, thomas. >>> as we await the president's announcement on gun control proposals, we asked and you answered, did the nra go too far by focusing on president obama's daughters in a new ad. k.j.l. tweets yes, this new ad is disgusting. you can be a member, want to protect second amendment rights and say no to assault weapons. from patricia, does the nra understand the magnitude of the potus' daughters being a member of the first family and what that entails? from rusty, absolutely. family members should always be off limits. we encourage you to keep the comments coming in to us on twitter or facebook. also, how does the white house now respond to the nra ad?
, for the better part of two decades. the last time west virginia and kentucky backed a democrat was bill clinton in 1996. he won west virginia by 93,000 votes and kentucky by 13,000. four years later, gore lost both states and it was a 41,000 vote gap in west virginia. more than 230,000 in kentucky. the gap got wider when john kerry lost in 2004. you see the pattern here. president obama improved on those numbers slightly in 2008, but still lost both states and his numbers fell off the table, if you will, this past november, the gap nearly doubled to 180,000 in west virginia and he lost kentucky by more than 400,000 votes. but last year, the war on coal had become a familiar theme on billboards, campaign signs and on tv. coal related donors poured more than $12 million into the campaign. 90% of it to republican, believe it or not, but to blame the president's agenda doesn't take in the bigger picture. coal production has dropped because demand is down and easily accessible coal has disappeared. low cost natural gas and fracking threatens to cut them even more. never the less, the politics of the
this up to didn't happen the first time? >> i think he'll certainly try and bill clinton talked about that directly, this system in washington which makes things so difficult but one of the most telling things, we heard a couple of minutes ago, all of this talk of the white house there's a lot of paid to doing things by executive order, executive action. not necessarily by legislative acts in congress, exactly what clinton did in 1997 when he realized that the possibility of getting things from capital hill was a little bit more limited than he hoped. >> michael, let's deal with the elephant in the room here. when at some point in the next few years donald trump succeeds in proving that obama's birth certificate's a fraud, how will that affect the ability to govern the country? no, no. i guess what i'm kind of struck by is we're talking about now few days away from the second inauguration, what are the big themes to define the obama term and seems to me maybe more than we have seen in the recent past, this second term really, the basic contours of the second term set in place. it is t
at the inauguration of bill clinton. besides being one of the most renowned and influential voices of this generation, maya angelou is a big president obama supporter and also very vocal during his re-election campaign, as well. she joins me now via telephone to talk about the inauguration. miss angelou, good afternoon to you. >> good afternoon. how are you? >> i'm fantastic. it is so much of an honor to have you on. you, of course, worked alongside reverend martin luther king, jr., back in the '60s in the southern christian leadership conference. in fact, i know dr. king died on your birthday in april. how does it feel to see the first african-american president inaugurated for the second time on martin luther king, jr., day? >> i tell you, it's so exciting it's hardly livable, that is to say young people, people after my generation can take it with more e kwaun imity, more easily, but for me having been raised in the really, the awful south, it is amazing to think that a black man, not only has been president once, but has been elected a second time. this is really rare in our history. there are on
's go back a few administrations for context. bill clinton started his second term, enjoyed the highest recent number of people who felt the country was in good shape on inauguration day. >> all right. let's get to gloria borger. i was writing down those numbers. john avlon and david gergen are also here. that's an interesting set of numbers. i would look at 49 in terms of approval, things like that, six, eight months ago as a big improvement. >> it is. and his personal likability is still over 61%. but what i'm looking at is the country's expectations. when president obama was first inaugurated, he became -- and a lot of his staffers will tell you this -- sort of a victim of the high expectations that the public had for him. now the expectations are kind of lower, so the folks in the administration are saying, well, if the expectations are lower, maybe we can overperform a little instead of underperforming like people thought we did last time around. so they're kind of looking for the glass half full part of this. equation. >> one of the things going on beneath numbers indicates a sort
the elephant in the room, which is bill clinton. what does bill clinton want? >> he wants her to run. >> he does want her to run. he wants her to run. and remember when he ran and said you get two for one, people didn't like that, well now if she runs she says -- >> i -- i think it's a reasonable certainty. i think he may even consider converting to buddhism so he can be reincarnated so he can be president and run again. he adores her and thinks she would be a xwrr president to anybody else around. >> he has changed and become very steady around her. she has not once stepped on her shadow as secretary of state. everybody thought he would collide with her. he wants her to do good. >> he stepped on her during her campaign. didn't do it now. >> not as secretary of state. >> right. >> a lot of folks will be wondering about michele obama and what she will be wearing to the inaugural balls tomorrow night and whatever she wears will be worth millions of dollars to the fashion industry. we'll talk about that coming up. we'll show you some of the country's hottest music stars from katy perry to ushe
to eat. >> appearing in haiti to mark the anniversary, former president bill clinton was questioned about u.n. responsibility for the post earthquake cholera epidemic that's killed nearly 8000 people. some 450,000 haitians have also been sickened since the cholera outbreak erupted in october 2010, apparently brought over by u.n. peacekeepers from nepal. >> we had to speed up some of the infrastructure, repair the agriculture. we have to build more houses. >> what about cholera? you said you introduced it to haiti? [indiscernible] >> that is a decision someone else has to make. the most important thing is the u.n. oversees the response -- we have the infection and mortality rate cut in half. i think it can be contained, so i am encouraged by that. >> new cases of deadly gang rape have been reported in india amidst ongoing outcry over the death of a rape victim last month. six men have been arrested on charges of a gang raping a woman aboard a bus in northern india. another gang rape and murder has been reported at a train station. the attacks are likely to feel protests that have erupted a
our way up to the top. bill clinton out in california saying, you think i am in good health? you ought to see hillary. >>nu number 5. >> she has always been very health, very low pressure very low standing heart beat. i tell her she has time to have three more husbands after me. >> you go, girl. line them up. but not until i am gone. president obama at the news conference we had with him this week, he was asked about the fact that he has a reputation for being such a stuffed shirt, and he says, what? me? >> number 4. >> most people who know me know i am a pretty friendly guy. and i like a good party. >> i like a good party. in fact, he went out last night with michelle obama, his wife for her 49th birthday, had a good party at cafe milano. jon stewart has some things to say about lance armstrong and all of the faith that some of us put into lance armstrong, even wearing that dumb bracelet. >> number 3: >> i believed nu-lance armstrong armstrong. i space -- i shelled out a dollar for a rubber let. i did it for you. when i think of the fact that i
: bill clinton got a ten-year assault weapons ban by two votes, but this is a much more conservative congress. a recent poll shows a slim majority of americans oppose such a ban, and the nra is ready for battle. >> the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to getan assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: even a democratic senator says it won't happen. >> assault weapons stand -- >> on just guns alone will not in the political reality that we have will not go anywhere. >> reporter: but other provisions may have a chance according to experts. why do hunters need a clip that carries more than ten rounds, and why shouldn't gun buyers at gun shows be required to have their background checked? >> congress surely can and should act to close that loophole and to make more uniform the background check process across all the 50 states. >> reporter: rather than pass laws, one lawmaker is appealing directly to retailers. >> when a mainstream store like walmart says we're not going to do it, it will make people think twice. >> reporter: schumer is hoping these big box s
term was justified by the iran hostage scandal. it was bill clinton's personal behavior that got him into hot the water. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> reporter: the fallout following his affair with an intern was a year of his presidency. they dubbed him the ultimate come back kid. >> i am bullet proof. >> i earned capital in the campaign, political capital and now i intend to spend it. >> reporter: despite that pledge in 2004, george w. bush's second term was marched about i a slew of bad headlines with escalating violence in iraq to his administration's response to hurricane katrina. still, second terms can offer a shot at redemption, take reagan paving the way for the end offer the cold war. >> mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. >> reporter: humor can go a long way when president clinton with a little help from his wife mocked his lake duck status. >> i really think bill has everything under control. >> wait, wait, wait. you forgot your lunch. >> reporter: for today, peter alexander, nbc news, the white house. >>> up next on "today," our love affair with
to be streamed live on the internet was president bill clinton's in 1997. the reagan inaugural was the first held on the west front of the u.s. capitol. before, they were always on the east front, and the swearing in of fdr was the first to be held on january 20. the twentieth amendment of the constitution moved it to that date from march 4. bill clinton was sworn in as the 42nd president in 1993, january 20. he beat the first president bush in the 1992 election, in which independent candidate ross perot got about 19% of the popular vote. this is about 20 minutes. [applause] >> governor, are you ready to take the oath? >> i am. >> would you please raise your right hand? i, william jefferson clinton, do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states -- >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states -- >> and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states, so help me god. >> so help me, god. >> congratulations. [cheers and applause] ♪ ["hail to the chief" plays] [gun sal
of service. hillary -- excuse me, chelsea clinton, the daughter of hillary and bill clinton, the chairman, honorary chairman of this committee. eva longoria, gospel singer yolanda adams will be here as well. a stress, focus on health, education, veterans' affairs, faith, family sbed kags. ra and education. randi? >> thank you. chris lawrence has a look at the security at the inauguration. good morning to you. >> reporter: we talked to federal officials here. they're telling us right now there are no credible security threats to disrupt the inauguration. no credible threats to disrupture the inauguration right now. what we're seeing really is pulling in help from all over the country. the country is pitching in to make sure that this inauguration goes on well. d.c. police are pulling in another 2,000 to 3,000 officers from around the country. the fbi will be helping the secret service, who is running the overall security effort. the big difference this year will be the crowd. last time, nearly 1.8 million visitors descended on the city. this time the crowd could be maybe a third of that. 6
and reforms drove him from office. >>> bill clinton was in haiti to commemorate three years after that deadly quake. he attended a memorial. the country is still recovering as more than 350,000 people are displaced from their homes and still living in camps. >>> former president george h.w. bush might be released from the hospital soon. his son former florida governor jeb bush said he may go home tomorrow. the president was admitted to methodist hospital for bronchitist in november and put in intensive care for a fever. >>> a san diego police officer shot and injured a man in a movie theater. it happened yesterday afternoon in caramel mountain ranch. the suspects girlfriend called police and said her boyfriend had threatened her with a gun. police say the suspect ran into the movie neater to try to hide but was found and confronted by police. >> they checked the back door that was locked but they didn't talk to us. i knew that wasn't a good sign. and then all of a sudden i heard two shots and i went to the floor. >> officers say they shot the suspect after he reached for a gun. the theater wa
executive order in the past. george bush 41 in '9 banned importation of some weapons. bill clinton banning importation of 50 semiautomatic assault weapons, and then in '01 banned the importation of assault pistols. you were elected in 1998 when you started serving on the hill. so explain to all of us, what was the attitude at that point when they executive orders were used at that time as compared to what you're seeing and hearing about how president obama is -- the people are talking about impeachment over the fact that he might use some executive order privilege to get gun control? >> well, actually i was elected in 1992 to the house and actually did vote on the assault weapons ban in 1994, went through reelection and it was a tough time, but the fact is i think people realize today that we've got to do something. i agree, listening to those parents talk about the loss of their children, it's excruciating. we've got to do something. i think the president realizes that and he'll take some action that he can. i don't think he will overstep his bounds, he will look at the opportunities he h
-- should the president lead more? bill clinton did. it is a problem. remember, congress has to vote for every spending bill. it also has to vote to increase the debt ceiling. the president does not empower through the constitution to do those things unilaterally. host: explain wha the by policy -- what the bipartisan policy center is. guest: >> we are in washington, d.c. and we are bipartisan and not nonpartisan. we have democrats and republicans, former senators, former congressman, but mostly a lot of very senior staff who used to work for the white house and the senate and house. it was started by four former majority leaders of the u.s. senate, tom-0, howard baker, bob dole, and george mitchell. it is devoted to doing very intensive work and analytical work, then making recommendations on problems that are relevant right now legislatively. so we don't think about 45 years and now the relationship between taiwan and north korea. we don't do that. we have a problem coming up within the next year-and-a-half and here are the kind of political consequences and the debate we think wil
turn and below bill clinton, and 51%. and he said i'm going to close gitmo, that did not work out his way and almost everybody said it would be impossible to close because we've got a problem, we have nowhere to put those people. >> he said he'd close it in the first year. >> the first thing he signed. >> absolutely. the left plank after he didn't do it the first year, he'll do it the second year and the third year and the fourth year. >> harder when he's a candidate to an achieve. the economy, they said if they passed the massive unemployment, it'd keep under 8%, it was spiked up to 10% and down to 7.8 and they say it's a fail. and killed osama bin laden, and passed health care, what kind of program we'll be we're only getting it now, it passed two years ago. >> alisyn: and iraq, promised to end iraq and making steps towards that as well. >> iraq and afghanistan. >> although unemployment continues to be a problem. i read this morning one more person unemployed, manti te'o's imagery girlfriend has lost her job. >> her imagery job. >> she didn't show up. >> we found out she was alive b
contra. and bill clinton's personal behavior that got him in hot water. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman ms. lewinsky. >> and the fallout took a year of his presidency. when he survived an impeachment trial, "saturday night live" dubbed him the ultimate comeback kid. >> i am bulletproof. >> i earned capital in the campaign. and now i intend to spend it. >> despite the pledge in 2004, george w. bush's second term was marred by a slew of bad headlines. >> you're doing a heck of a job. >> still second terms can offer a shot at redemption. reagan for the end of the cold war. >> mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. >> humor can also go a long way. like when president clinton, with a little help from his wife, mocked his own lame duck status with unforgettable video from his final months in office. >> i really think bill has everything under control. >> wait, wait, wait. you forgot your lunch. >> for "today", peter alexander, nbc news, the white house. >>> up next on "today", our love affair with presidential mets as we continue live from washington, d.c. right after t
what bill clinton experienced but a lot of members of congress back there today and it is groundhog day, whatever you want to call it all over again. >> yes. >> because if the 112th was the most polarizing, what do we expect out of the 113th? >> we expect it more. so one of obama's goals, we'll see if he repeats it in the inaugural address, to change the tone of washington. he couldn't do it in term one. we go in to the new congress now with exactly -- with the dynamic that you have just described tamron. >> yeah. >> the dynamic -- i apologize for interrupting, but the reaction to this president. this week we saw a senator refer to him as king obama and allegations of tyranny and impeachment and beyond ideological differences. it taps in to what i think scares some people who are in the middle who may be moderate republicans or maybe not far to the left of the most progressive. somewhere in the middle and they become afraid and worried when they hear this kind of language coming from elected leader who is are supposed to look at immigration reform, gun laws and, of course, this economy.
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